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Comb Beck

Comb Beck

Comb Beck
  • VisitEngland 3 Star Self-catering
  • VisitEngland Cyclists Welcome
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Self-catering with 1 unit £200-£650 pupw sleeps 4


1 The Ravine, Seldom Seen,
CA12 5SE

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c/o Lanefoot Farm,
CA12 5RZ

017687 78097


1 The Ravine, Seldom Seen,
CA12 5SE


Comb Beck is a very comfortable old stone cottage, in a truly tranquil setting. Nestled into the lower slopes of Whinlatter Forest, it is situated in the 'Seldom Seen' ravine, on a single track no-through road.

Comb Beck has gas-fired central heating throughout.

The living room has a wood-burning stove set into the original sandstone alcove. There are 2 two seater sofas, coffee tables, and a television with DVD/CD player. There is a cupboard containing a selection of games, including Jenga and Scrabble. The bookcase has reading material related to the local area. The living room has windows at either end.

The fully fitted kitchen incorporates a Belfast sink with slate worktops, fully integrated electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, and a washing/drying machine. There is also a microwave, toaster and kettle, and a radio. The slate floor has underfloor heating, and there are views towards Skiddaw and Whinlatter Forest.

The toilet and bathroom have slate floors with underfloor heating. The bathroom suite is white, with a thermostatically controlled shower over the bath, and glass shower screen.

There is a heated porch with a coir matting floor, hooks for hanging coats, and a shoe rack for boots.

There are two bedrooms; a double and a twin.

The double bedroom has a double bed, and bedside tables with lamps. The sliding sash window has views towards the forest.

The twin bedroom has twin beds, with bedside shelves and lights. The sliding sash window has views over the garden, beck and forest.

The stairs and bedrooms have the original wooden panelled latch doors.

Comb Beck has a terraced garden, which leads down to the beck.

The garden has a lockable shed suitable for bicycle storage.

The cottage has private off-street parking for one vehicle. Additional parking is available in the village.

There are superb walks and/or cycles, which can be started from the cottage door, to the forest and fells beyond.

Red squirrels and deer may be spotted in the garden, or in the forest beyond.

The cottage and garden have views of Whinlatter Forest and Skiddaw.


  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • GardenGarden
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities

Located at the foot of Whinlatter forest. Haven for walkers or cyclists or simply lovers of stunning scenery. Whinlatter visitor centre accessible by foot or bicycle with Osprey viewing, mapped out walks, trails and centre facilities such as cafe and shop. Bassenthwaite lake also accessible by foot and cycle. Fells such as Grizedale Pike, Barrow and Causey Pike also accessible by foot and cycle. Children welcome from any age.



Plan route to Comb Beck using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 221251  Lat: 54.61503 Long: -3.20776

By car take the Thornthwaite turning off the A66. Turn up hill in Thornthwaite opposite church. Pass gallery and continue up hill. Comb Beck is one of the cottages on your left. By bus Thornthwaite is on X5 route.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest


  • YesSteps to the main entrance:
    • 5
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


    Family with Young Children Mr & Mrs L
    Essex, United Kingdom
    26 August 2015
    Rated as 3 out of 5

    “Character cottage in lovely location”

    We stayed in Comb Beck for a fortnight and it is a cosy cottage with character and in a lovely location. Access for walking and cycling in Whinlatter forest is excellent and the village of Thornthwaite is very peaceful but has good access to Keswick and neighbouring areas. The balcony at the rear of the cottage is great for relaxing and affords lovely views of the tumbling beck and surrounding trees. The cottage was clean and tidy when we arrived and the welcome pack of milk, tea etc plus a vase of flowers was appreciated. The facility to use Wifi is also a bonus in a semi rural area. It is clear that the owners have taken care to try and modernise the property whilst retaining character features, however there were some parts for us that could be improved. The master bedroom was cramped and the position of the bed was such that the door could not be opened very far into room. We are quite slim but this could present a problem for others and was not ideal. The bed was also a little rickety and the mattress uncomfortable, perhaps this is personal opinion however. The 2nd bedroom with the twin beds was much better and had a good sized wardrobe which we had to use due to lack of useable hanging space in our room. Possibly consider swapping the rooms around to maximise the space in the cottage. A full length mirror in one of the rooms would have been useful as those provided were very small. The bedroom curtains and blinds did not have any blackout linings and due to the way in which they were attached to the wall, unfortunately did not keep the light out. A minor point but when you are on holiday it is nice to be able to sleep in sometimes! A couple of the kitchen cupboard doors were also fitted incorrectly, this caused an issue ensuring the fridge was shut properly each time it was opened or the washing machine used. With regards to the bathroom, the over bath shower was not ideal to use as it seemed too powerful with the spray and soaked the surroundings. The bathroom lighting was also very poor. Overall we had a lovely holiday however and the cottage is situated in a very tranquil setting.

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